Facial Reconstruction based on Richard's remains
found in Leicester
King Richard III:
Richard III was King of England from 1483 to 1485. Thanks mainly to Shakespeare, King Richard is known in popular imagination as the archetypal wicked uncle who murdered his way to the throne. Interested in finding out more? Click here.
The Richard III Society is an international group with an interest in medieval history with particular emphasis on the life and times of Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England.
2007 marked the 21st Anniversary of the founding of the Richard III Society in New Zealand. To celebrate, the Branch hosted the biennial Australasian Convention at Wallaceville House, Upper Hutt from 13th to 15th April.
The 2013 Convention was held in Sydney, 12th to 14th July and the 2015 Convention will be held at the Angus Inn, Lower Hutt, NZ 23rd October to 25th October 2015. Ricardians from Australasia, UK and North America are expected.
2015 will be a big year for the Society. Following intensive research by Ricardians, Philippa Langley and John Ashdown-Hill, Richard's remains were discovered beneath a car park in Leicester in 2012. Richard will be re-interred in Leicester Cathedral on March 26th,2015. Ricardians from all over the world will flock to Leicester to take part in a week long series of events to commemorate the re-interment.
The New Zealand Branch members meet monthly alternating between Lower Hutt and the Kapiti coast. Prospective new members are welcome.
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